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Do Ejector Pumps Need Maintenance?

As a homeowner, it's important to make sure you are properly maintaining your ejector pump. Not only does regular maintenance prevent costly repairs, but it also ensures that your system is working efficiently. In this blog post, we will be discussing the importance of ejector pump maintenance and steps you can take to keep your ejector pump running smoothly.

What Is an Ejector Pump?

Before we dive into the benefits of maintenance for ejector pumps, let's first discuss what they are. An ejector pump is a system that pumps wastewater from lower levels of a building to higher levels where it can be transported to the main sewer line. These pumps are essential in buildings with basements or lower level bathrooms. Without an ejector pump, waste would not be able to flow uphill, causing a blockage and potential backups.

Why Ejector Pump Maintenance Is Important

Regular maintenance is a crucial part of the lifespan of any mechanical system, and ejector pumps are no exception. Failing to properly maintain your ejector pump can result in clogs, backups, and costly repairs.

You should have a professional plumber inspect your ejector pump every six months. During these inspections, the plumber will determine whether the ejector pump is operating correctly, and if it’s not, the plumber will complete any required repairs or replace the ejector pump if necessary.

Signs Your Ejector Pump Needs Maintenance

While it's best to have a plumber inspect your ejector pump regularly, there are some signs you can look for that indicate your ejector pump needs maintenance. If you notice any strange noises, your system is running for longer than usual, or there is an unpleasant smell coming from your basement or home’s lower level, you should schedule an inspection immediately. Catching these issues early on can prevent more extensive damage and costly repairs down the line.

How Often Do I Need to Replace My Ejector Pump?

If you've had your ejector pump for over 10 years, it might be time to replace it. As time goes by, your ejector pump's seals and parts break down, causing the system to work less efficiently. Regularly replacing your ejector pump not only ensures it's working correctly, but it also helps prevent costly repairs from pump failure.

Need Help with Your Ejector Pump? Contact Meyer’s Today!

By following the advice discussed in this blog post, you can ensure your ejector pump continues to work efficiently and effectively for years to come.

At Meyer’s, our ejector pump maintenance and repair specialists understand what it takes to keep your ejector pump working properly and have the knowledge, training, and skills to repair or replace it if necessary.

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For more information about ejector pump installation, maintenance, and repair, or to discuss your situation with our experienced plumbers, give us a call at (219) 240-0610 or connect with us online today.